Do I need a building permit?
A building permit is required in the City of Williams Lake anytime work to be undertaken is regulated by the BC Building Code. This includes:
*This list is not comprehensive but serves as an example. Please contact City Hall at (250) 392-1765 to enquire about the need for a building permit BEFORE starting your project.
Do I need a building permit for a shed?
Building permits are required for sheds that will be 10 square metres or larger, including pre-built sheds purchased from hardware stores.
Please note that metal shipping containers are not permitted on residential properties.
When is a building permit not required?
*Even if your project does not need a building permit, you must still comply with the Zoning Bylaw regulations.